GFWC Annual Convention Frequently Asked Questions

May 10, 2016

How do I register for GFWC Annual Convention?
There are several ways you can register for GFWC Annual Convention:
Online: Click here to register
Mail: Download the printable registration form from the “Important Convention Documents” section found here
Phone: Call 202-347-3168 and a staff member will help register you over the phone

GFWC staff prefer online registration as it is the easiest and most accurate way to track and maintain our records.

How do I modify my registration?
The best way to modify your registration is online via the registration page. When you are on the main registration page, there is a link at the bottom of the fillable form that says “Already Registered?” Click this link.

Fill out your email address and confirmation number (your confirmation number should be in the email you received after you registered) and click “OK”. You will be brought to a summary page of your registration. Click “Modify” and then click “Registration” (in the table). Here you can add or remove any of your registration items.

You may also contact GFWC Events Coordinator Jennifer Simpson at or 202-347-3168 ext 127 to modify your registration.

I have a dietary restriction/medical accommodation, what should I do?
When you register for Annual Convention, there is a section which will ask if you have any dietary restrictions or medical accommodations that you need to adhere to. Please be as specific as possible.  GFWC will do its best to accommodate your request, however all requests are not guaranteed to be met.

If you have already registered and forgot to add your restrictions, please contact GFWC Events Coordinator Jennifer Simpson at or 202-347-3168 ext 127.

Do I need to sign up for the GFWC workshops?
No, you do not need to sign up for the GFWC workshops. On the day of the workshop, just show up!

When is the 501(c)(3) Workshop?
The 501(c)(3) Workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 29. Part one will be from 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. and part two will be from 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Questions regarding the 501(c)(3) Workshop should be directed to Membership Services and Programs Director Melanie Gisler at or 202-347-3168 ext 221.

I am not attending the full Convention, but I would like to participate in the events taking place before Convention/the Installation Banquet. How do I register?
If you are only attending Junior Night, State Night, or the Installation Banquet/Ceremony/Reception, you do not need to pay registration fees. When you register, select “Junior Night/State Night/Installation Attendee” as your registration type. Please note, you are not eligible to vote if you choose this registration type.

Can I bring a guest to Convention and do they need to register?
Yes! GFWC welcomes all guests, whether family or friend, to Convention. Guests can register themselves online or you can do it for them. If you are registering online, you will be able to add your guest through your registration. If you are registering via mail, please fill out a separate registration form for your guest. Please select “Guest (Non-Members and Non-Boosters)” as their registration type.

I am a GFWC Board of Directors Member, how do I register for the GFWC Board of Directors Meeting?
Both the 2014-2016 Board of Directors Lunch Meeting and the 2016-2018 Board of Director post-Convention meeting can be found through the Convention Registration. If you plan on only attending the Board Meeting, register as a “Junior Night/State Night/Installation Attendee,” and then only select the specific Board Meeting you are attending. This will ensure that you are not charged registration fees for Convention.

What do I do upon arrival to Convention?
After checking in with the hotel, your first stop should be the GFWC Registration Desk. Bring a copy of your online registration confirmation, pick-up your materials, and review your information carefully. Throughout the Convention, GFWC staff and Convention volunteers will be easily identifiable. Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance!



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